Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The end of an era

After a decade working for Bank of America I come to my last day with the bank next Friday. I am looking forward to being a stay-at-home Mom and a full time volunteer trying to improve the lives of at-risk children and families in the Sacramento region. It has been a very difficult transition for me to make but I know everything has worked out in exactly the right time and I am looking forward to trusting God for His provisions and his direction in my life.

Starting about 5 years ago, I came to the realization that the path I was on in my life was not really my passion or my purpose for being in this world. Micah and I slowly began changing our lifestyle and focusing on new priorities. When the Bank offered me a part-time job I figured it would be a good, short transition time to realize my goals of spending more time with the kids and spending more time serving in whatever area God called me to.

When my part-time job turned into 3 years, I think I started to get a little too comfortable in my life and in my faith. Over this last year I feel like God has really been working in my heart, changing me and stretching me like I have never known. I never thought I would be ready to walk away from the job I had at the bank but amazingly enough I feel extremely at peace about it. I know God has plans for my life (Jeremiah 29:11) and I can't wait to see where he takes me. At the end of the day I want to be a blessing to my children, my husband, the community around me and I want to serve God with full obedience and commitment.

I've received several requests from friends to update the blog and I hope to be posting a lot more now that I'll have more time with the kids, and the many adventures we will undertake!


~april said...

wow sandy! congratulations! what an opportunity!

The Thomas Family said...

So proud of you Sandy!! :)